Commencement Day 2012
Commencement Day 2012 was a joyful flurry of processions, speeches, cameras, and hugs for the 226 who walked through The Columns Saturday, May 5.
The day began with an inspirational baccalaureate message by Rev. Terry Minchow-Proffitt, father of graduate Hannah Minchow-Proffitt, in the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury. Then the graduates and their families joined the Westminster faculty and staff for a delicious buffet luncheon in the Mueller Leadership Hall. After putting on robes and getting a class picture, the group lined up and proceeded to Champ Auditorium for the main event—a 2 p.m. commencement ceremony.
Once they were seated, the graduates received best wishes from President Forsythe, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Bob Muehlhauser, and Senior Class President Justin King. Lee Goatley and Nathan Moulton were honored as Seniors of the Year, and Business Professor Bob Hoerber received the Patricia Klein Leibling Parents Association Faculty Award.
The featured speaker for the day was former U.S. Senator John Danforth, who told the graduates not to wait for government to change the world—to tackle the job themselves.
At the end of the ceremony, the robed procession of graduates, led by a bagpiper, moved across campus to The Columns where the Class of 2012 joined in the time honored tradition of so many classes that have gone before them—walking between The Columns one last time to re-enter the world for the next stage of their journey outside the halls of Old Westminster.
To order a video of the 2012 graduation ceremonies, download the order form and return it with payment to Rod Smith Video Productions as instructed.
View graduation photos here! Photo order forms will be emailed to graduates and mailed to parents.